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Type 2 lebes gamikos



A bowl with handles and lid, no neck, and low foot and used to carry the bridal bath.

Shape: It has the shape of a small lebes with handles and a low foot. The bowl is small and deep, curving in sharply at the shoulder. There are a pair of high, upright handles on the shoulder, and the bowl usually has a domed cover topped by a tall stemmed handle.

History: Sometimes called the nuptial lebes, it served the same purpose as the loutrophoros in wedding rituals, to bring the bridal bath.

Term: Also known as a nuptial lebes, the Greek name means "marriage bowl." Literary evidence justifies correctly calling a vessel with this shape lebes gamikos.





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